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Hibernian Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1 Ormonde Street | Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 1888
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (7 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Ormonde Street | Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always enjoyed dropping into the Hibernian for lunch, lately standards have drop but last Wednesday was an all time low. Newspapers thrown around the bar. Staff using the bar as a crèche for their kids, while unsupervised the kid drinking milk directly out of milk...More

Thank Richard9012
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here with husband and our 14 & 6 year old kids. Great food and service and good menu selection. Would recommend.

Thank MelR237
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar is well stocked warm and cosy.. Serves food all day. In the middle kilkenny city so therefore accessible to all places of interest

Thank molly36Kilkenny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at a nearby resort we decided it would be nice to drop into the town for a little Sunday Lunch. The Hibernian had a very nice jazz quartet playing when we popped in. We liked th eoffering on the menu and we ordered 1...More

Thank seanaway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There seemed to be huge confusion between staff and waiting time was horrendous. We waited half an hour for desert menus and when they finally brought down the deserts they gave us the wrong items! Only for the food was half descent, we would not...More

Thank Colleen W
Joanna H, Director of Sales at Hibernian Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Colleen, Many thanks for taking the time to review the Hibernian Bar. I am very disappointed to hear of the experience that you encountered during your visit. At Hibernian Bar we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and attention to detail & I apologize...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plush Pub environment in downtown Kilkenny. We dined here our first night in Ireland, and only wished we had the opportunity to return for another meal. Service was very efficient and friendly. Food was terrific. The Fish & Chips as good as I have ever...More

Thank SkyKingBoston
Joanna H, Director of Sales at Hibernian Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting Hibernian Bar during your visit to Ireland. We are delighted that you enjoyed food, service, atmosphere & Irish Coffees! Now that you know the secret trick to making Irish Coffees you can think of us every time you make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hibernian bar is part of the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel based on Ormonde street. Typical Irish warm wooden interior with a number of tables and seats out on the street. We managed to get one of the outside tables and popped in to order a pint...More

Thank rftu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They had excellent food here and lots of brew choices! Wasn't dark and small as so many Irish pubs can be.

Thank Jodith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely traditional Irish pub filled with light but also that pub atmosphere us tourists crave. Not your typical bar attached to a hotel at all.

Thank Britt K
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The staff here are really friendly and helpful. Lovely selection of wine and gin and myself and my boyfriend ate here one of the nights and could not get over how nice the food was. We'll be back very soon!

Thank kmooseyyy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ormonde Street | Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 1888
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  • This restaurant is at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
A popular choice among locals, the constantly bustling Hibernian Bar is testament to the exceptional food & service that guests receive. A wonderful relaxed atmosphere and a diverse & extensive menu make this the ideal choice for a working lunch with colleagues or a pleasant meal with friends. Menu choices vary from light snack options such as soup or sandwiches, to more substantial alternatives such as salads and meat & seafood specialities. The changing daily specials expand the choices on offer. Hibernian Bar is a casual dining alternative to Harpers and is open for morning coffee & scones, lunch, afternoon tea & cakes, an evening meal or simply a drink in the evenings. The bar is located to the front of this historic building; the unique atmosphere of this award-winning bar offers both locals and guests an experience not to be forgotten. The bar is decorated to the highest standards in traditional style with comfort and relaxation foremost in mind. Sit back and relax near the open fire, enjoy the soft background music as the service comes to you
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